26 September, 2012 : Volkswagen India loves to surprise its consumers and this time the German auto major has soft launched the Touareg SUV with a price tag of Rs. 58.5 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) however the sales will start this year end. The new Volkswagen Touareg is powered by 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine that comes coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission, which churns out a maximum power of 241.6bhp at 3800-4400rpm.The fuel efficiency of this vehicle is 12.08kmpl (ARAI Certified). Volkswagen Touareg features 4 corner air-suspensions with electronic shock absorption control, Cruise Control, Auto Hold, Electrically adjustable lumbar support for front seats, Automatic headlamp activation with ‘Coming home’ and ‘Leaving home’ function and Park distance control. The competition for the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg is heavy and the major challengers here comprise of Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes Benz R Class but, hopefully, the car will be able to outshine all of them.
One of the most admired and heavy duty SUV in the Indian car market is the captivating Volkswagen Touareg. This SUV is part of the formidable fleet of cars of Volkswagen India prevalent in the country's profitable car market. Volkswagen India Private Limited is the Indian subsidiary of the globally renowned transnational luxury car maker, Volkswagen Group which is based in Germany. They have quite a few brilliant vehicles in their stable and have always striven to develop and sell powerful and feature packed vehicles in the country. Volkswagen India is doing business in the lucrative Indian car market since year, 2007 and has gradually increased their market share in the country considerably till date. This sports utility vehicle is being acclaimed to be one of their best vehicles in the country and has been laden with quite a number of brilliant and practical features. The Volkswagen Touareg is equipped with an influential 3.0-litre turbocharged direct injection power train, which has the ability to generate astounding torque and power that is exceptionally good for the country’s roads. This commanding power plant has been equipped with 6 cylinders in a ‘V’ type configuration and it has the capacity to displace close to 2967cc. This SUV also gets a highly developed an eight speed automatic transmission gear box, which is extremely smooth and efficient. This sports utility vehicle is said to be one of the company’s premium vehicles and they have fitted it with more than a few sophisticated luxuriant features. Apart from these convenience features, the company has also integrated this SUV with some of the most advanced and top of the line safety features, which will without doubt make an instant impact on the customers. Some of these high quality and utility features include a powerful climatronic air conditioner that has a highly developed four zone temperature control, an advanced RCD 550 that has an integrated MP3 and CD player along with MP4 compatibility and varied input options such as a Bluetooth interface to pair the phone, voice command activation, a six CD changer with eight speakers, a ‘Media-In’ function with a USB adapter cable as well as an Aux-in, premium leather upholstery, carpet floor mats , decorative inserts, rear center arm rest with cup holders and many more such luxurious features to enhance the driving comfort.
The Volkswagen Touareg SUV also has some best in class safety features such as ESC (electronic stability control), an ABS Plus (antilock braking system) with brake assistance, ASR (anti slip regulation) system, an EDL (electronic differential locking) and also the highly developed EDTC (engine drag torque control) as well. This SUV has been integrated with an extended pedestrian protection measures as well. This SUV, Volkswagen Touareg has been equipped with an all wheel drive that is called as the 4 motion technology and also has a self locking center differential as well. The 3-point seat belts are height adjustable for the front seats and also have seat belt tensioners, while the instrument cluster has been given a seat belt warning lamp as well. The company is offering this powerfully built Volkswagen Touareg SUV in quite a few vibrant and lively exterior paint options. Some of these paint options include a dazzling Pure White and a subtle Campanella White and then there is an effervescent Graciosa Brown with a metallic finish, a unique and elegant Galapagos Anthracite metallic finish, a cool Silver metallic, a dreamy Night Blue and a majestic Deep Black metallic finish as well.
This is the sole model of VW Touareg in India with an amazing engine, always been a USP with Volkswagen cars. Touareg SUV contains diesel engine giving an average mileage of 9-11 kmpl. Its V6 engine in the bonnet is coupled to a 8 speed automatic transmission gear system. The tough looking SUV comes with really luxurious interiors with the most comfortable seats and plush upholstery....
This impressive SUV, Volkswagen Touareg has been housed with a power packed 3.0-litre diesel mill, which has six cylinders and can displace close to 2976 cc. This engine also has been incorporated with a turbocharger and also a TDI (turbocharged direct injection) fuel supply system, which helps in churning out a better mileage for this massive SUV. The company claims that this Volkswagen Touareg has the ability to generate a reasonably good mileage of about 5.3 Kmpl, when driven on the traffic laden city roads . While this fuel economy is increased to about 8.7 Kmpl, when this SUV is on the highways. This Volkswagen Touareg SUV has a large fuel tank that can take in 70 litres of diesel in it.
This Volkswagen Touareg has been fitted with a commanding 2967cc turbocharged direct injection fuel supply system based diesel mill. This power packed engine is also equipped with six cylinders in a ‘V’ shaped configuration. This 3.0-litre motor has the ability to churn out an incredible 241.7bhp at 3800 – 4400rpm in combination with a maximum torque output of 550Nm at 1750 – 2250rpm, which is quite excellent.
This massive and rugged SUV has been equipped with a performance packed 2967cc, which has six cylinders and a performance packed fuel supply system. This influential diesel mill has been skilfully mated with an eight speed automatic transmission gear box, which aids in quicker pickup and an excellent acceleration. This Volkswagen Touareg has the ability to attain an incredible top speed of 212 Kmph, which is rather thrilling. While this 3.0-litre diesel mill has the capacity to propel this burly SUV from 0 – 100 Kmph in just about 9.3 seconds , which is exciting.
This formidable looking well built SUV, Volkswagen Touareg has been designed with flamboyance and it has all the qualities of a muscular and rugged mean machine. This SUV looks masculine with a bold and aggressive front grille, which has been given quite a bit of chrome treatment, which is making this frontage look refined and sophisticated. This radiator grille has been divided into a couple of chrome lined slats and it also has a large and prominent badge of the company embossed on it. This stylish looking front grille has been flanked by a large and radiant head light cluster, which has been powered with high intensity bi-xenon lamps with cornering lights. The headlamp cluster also gets a sophisticated washer as well, which cleans the head lights. Apart from these radiant head lamps, this SUV has also been bestowed with sleek and dazzling LED daytime running lights, which add to the elegance of this powerfully built Volkswagen Touareg SUV. Below these head lamps and the grille is the body colored bumper, which has a wide air dam in the center that helps in quicker cooling of the commanding diesel engine and also has a couple of bright fog lamps, which are integrated into it. This pair of fog lamps enhances the visibility of the driver and is helpful in any adverse weather conditions. The front wind screen is made up of toughened laminated glass and is rather large and wide. This wind screen is also equipped with a pair of powerful intermittent wipers. The side profile has the body colored door handles along with the body colored external rear view mirrors, which are designed very smartly and add to the beauty of this stylish SUV. The pronounced and large wheel arches have been integrated with a classy set of elite 18 inch Karakum light alloy wheels, which have been covered with premium tubeless radials of size 255/55 R18 that gives a superior grip on any terrain. The rear end is dynamic with a bright tail lamp cluster along with a rectangular chrome plated exhaust pipes, which add to the sportiness of this SUV. The top has been given a couple of stylish roof rails, which enhances the debonair look of this powerfully built Volkswagen Touareg. Then this premium SUV has also been integrated with a panoramic sun roof as well, which adds to the luxury of this impressive vehicle.
The overall dimensions of this massive SUV, Volkswagen Touareg are quite roomy with lots of space in it, which can easily accommodate five people effortlessly and also take in some luggage as well in its boot compartment. The total length of this Volkswagen Touareg SUV is about 4795mm along with an overall width of 1940mm , which also includes the protruding outside rear view mirrors. The total height of this elegant SUV is around 1709mm and it also has a spacious wheel base of 2904mm. This SUV has an impressive minimum ground clearance of 205mm, which is quite remarkable. It has a large centrally mounted fuel tank that can take in close to 70 litres of fuel in it. Then this Volkswagen Touareg is also has very good off road capabilities with a wading depth of 500mm along with a hill climbing ability of close to 45 degrees as well.
The interiors of this massive well built SUV, Volkswagen Touareg have been done up quite lavishly with many impressive features incorporated for the luxury of the passengers. The seating arrangement is very comfortable with well cushioned seat, which are covered with premium leather upholstery. The tray with a cover on the dash board adds to the comfort of keeping important things at hand and then there are the scuff plates in the door aperture. The company has given this powerful SUV some elegant floor carpets for the front and the rear seats, which make this SUV look polished. The steering as well as the gear knob along with the hand brake has been give high quality leather treatment and has a solid grip on it. The interiors have quite a lot of ornamental wood and ‘Vavona’ decorative inserts for the dash board, the door trim panels as well as the central console to make the interiors of this Volkswagen Touareg SUV look refined and aristocratic. There is also a rear arm rest which is an added luxury for the back seat passengers and it also has a couple of cup holders as well. Other interior features include a classy leather gear selector lever, which has aluminum decorative inserts as well. A stainless steel trunk sill protection, double sun visors that also has illuminated vanity mirrors, which add to the practicality of this SUV, a movable storage compartment that adds to the utility aspect of this Volkswagen Touareg, foot well lamps for both front and rear doors and a premium multi-functional display as well.
The Volkswagen Touareg is one of the most premium SUV's in the Indian car market and the company has left no stone upturned to load this vehicle with some top of the line and highly developed features, which will certainly astound the customers. There is a long list of comfort features that have been integrated in this formidable SUV, which have a very high utility quotient as well. These impressive and exciting features include a premium and brilliant multi-functional display in the central console, front and rear reading lamps that add to the convenience of the passengers, a two piece front arm rest that is movable and has storage space as well, a powerful climatronic air conditioner that has a highly developed four zone temperature control and cools the spacious cabin within a very short span of time to make the occupants very comfortable. Then to add to the in-cabin ambiance, the company has also equipped the astounding Volkswagen Touareg with an advanced RCD 550 audio system, which has an integrated MP3 and CD player along with MP4 compatibility and varied input options such as a Bluetooth interface to pair the phone, accept and reject calls and voice command activation as well. Then this audio system also has a six CD changer and also eight speakers fitted all over the SUV, which will make the journey a relaxing experience. This music system also has a ‘Media-In’ function with a USB adapter cable as well as an Aux-in port as well to add to the handiness of this audio unit. Then this Volkswagen Touareg also has a remote unlocking for the rear seat, green tinted heat insulating glass on the side as well as the rear windows, a multi functional power steering wheel that is wrapped in leather and has mounted control buttons for phone, audio controls and also cruise control buttons. This chunky and responsive power steering can be customized in four different ways electrically and it also has a memory function. This SUV also has a cooling glove compartment, heated front seats that also has a active climate control, a memory function for the front seats, roll up sunscreen for the rear window glasses, remote unlocking for boot compartment as well as the fuel filler and many more such practical and no nonsense comfort features, which will certainly amaze the customers. All these highly developed and advanced features put together makes this SUV, Volkswagen Touareg one of the most blessed vehicle in its segment.
The internal measurements of this Volkswagen Touareg are rather spacious and have lots of space to take in five passengers without any difficulty. The seating arrangement is very relaxing and have ample leg room along with lumbar and thigh support for all the passengers. Then there is pertinent head and shoulder space as well for the occupants to be free and comfortable in their seating position. This SUV also offers a good knee room and ample space between the front and rear seats for the passengers to shift a little while the SUV is in motion.
The company has equipped this rugged mean machine with a power packed 3.0-litre diesel engine, which also has a turbocharger as well. This influential diesel motor has a TDI (turbocharged direct injection) fuel supply system along with six cylinders that are further integrated with 24-valves. These six cylinders have been arranged in a ‘V’ type of a configuration and it has the capacity to displace close to 2967cc, which is very impressive for the Indian road and traffic conditions. This 3.0-litre diesel mill also has the ability to produce an incredible yield of 241.7bhp at 3800 – 4400rpm in combination with a pounding maximum torque yield of 550Nm at 1750 – 2250rpm, which is quite incredible. This performance packed dominating diesel engine has been cleverly mated with a sophisticated 8-speed automatic transmission gear box, which has smoother gear shifts. The company claims that this heavy duty SUV has the capacity to generate a mileage in the range of 5.3 Kmpl to 8.7 Kmpl, which is rather moderate.
This captivating SUV, Volkswagen Touareg has also been bestowed with a highly advanced music system, which will add to the in-cabin ambiance of this vehicle. The company has equipped this impressive Volkswagen Touareg SUV with an advanced RCD 550 audio system, which has an integrated MP3 and CD player along with MP4 compatibility and varied input options such as a Bluetooth interface to pair the phone, accept and reject calls and voice command activation as well. Then this audio system also has a six CD changer and also eight speakers fitted all over the SUV, which will make the journey a relaxing experience. This music system also has a ‘Media-In’ function with a USB adapter cable as well as an Aux-in port as well to add to the handiness of this audio unit. The multi functional power steering wheel has been incorporated with audio control buttons for increasing and decreasing the volume along with call receiving and disconnecting mounted buttons associated with the Bluetooth and cruise control button as well, which further enhances the comfort level of the driver and makes the driving experience extremely luxuriant.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The company has equipped the flared up and neatly carved out wheel arches of this SUV with a set of modish alloy rims. These classy set of elite 18 inch 'Karakum' light alloy wheels have been covered with premium tubeless radials of size 255/55 R18 that gives a superior grip on any terrain. This Volkswagen Touareg SUV has a front track of about 1650mm along with a rear wheel track of close to 1670mm. The company has also given a spare wheel to this massive and incredible SUV, which is fitted below the vehicle under the boot compartment.
This powerfully built SUV, Volkswagen Touareg has been given some very stable and well balanced braking system along with a robust suspension mechanism as well, which helps this SUV to take on any terrain or road condition effortlessly. The front as well as the rear wheels of this SUV has been equipped with powerful disc brakes and there is also a powerful regenerative braking system integrated into this well built SUV, which is very proficient. On the other hand, the company has also added the advanced ABS Plus (antilock braking system) along with brake assist . This advanced Volkswagen Touareg has also been given an auto hold function as well along with a powerful four corner suspension system that also has an electronic shock absorption control and also an ESC (electronic stability control) as well. To enhance the handling of this SUV, the company has also incorporated a very responsive power steering, which helps in maneuvering this masculine and formidable SUV with ease, even in peak traffic conditions.
This is one of the most premium vehicles from the esteemed stable of Volkswagen India and the company has fitted this SUV with some of the most advanced and top of the line safety aspects as well. The inventory of such protective features include driver and front side passenger air bags along with side and curtain air bags for enhanced protection of the front as well as the back seat passengers. There is also a deactivation system for the front passenger airbag that adds to the utility of this SUV. The Volkswagen Touareg also has some best in class features such as ESC (electronic stability control), an ABS Plus (anti lock braking system) with brake assistance, ASR (anti slip regulation) system, an EDL (electronic differential locking) and also the highly developed EDTC (engine drag torque control) as well. This SUV has been integrated with an extended pedestrian protection measures as well. This Volkswagen Touareg SUV has also been equipped with an all wheel drive that is called as the 4 motion technology and also has a self locking center differential as well . The 3-point seat belts are height adjustable for the front seats and also have seat belt tensioners, while the instrument cluster has been given a seat belt warning lamp as well. For added protection of the children at the back seat the company has equipped this SUV with an electrically operated child lock for the rear doors. The company has also fitted this SUV with a safety optimized front head restraints that has longitudinal as well as height adjustment. There is also an electronic engine immobilizer, a keyless locking and starting system, park distance control, cruise control, automatic head light activation with ‘coming home’ and ‘leaving home’ functions, an electric parking brake, auto hold function, a pair of rear fog lamps as well as warning lamps on the doors. Apart from all these significant features, there are a few more of such protective and safety features, which makes this Volkswagen Touareg, one of the safest SUV in the Indian car market.
Volkswagen Touareg Pros :
Stylish and rugged exteriors, equipped with sophisticated safety and comfort aspects, a commanding diesel engine.
Volkswagen Touareg Cons :
Engine noise and vibration can be reduced, mileage can be improved and an expensive price tag.
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